Drug Abuse

Myths and Facts about Addiction and Treatment

There is so much information out there today regarding Addiction and Treatment for Substance Abuse. Much of this information is conflicting and sometimes makes it hard for an individual to decide if they need or even want Addiction Treatment. Here we put the myths to rest and give you the ‘true facts’ when referring to Addiction and Treatment for Substance Abuse.

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Symptoms of Addiction: Loss of Control

Many people are unsure if they or someone they care about is actually Addicted to Alcohol or Drugs. Loss of Control has a lot to do with Addiction. The following questionnaire will help you understand the meaning of ‘Addict’ and Addiction’ and if answered ‘honestly’, will help you determine if you have formed an addiction to Drugs or Alcohol.

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Abstinence vs Recovery

Many people confuse Abstinence with Recovery when referring to drug or alcohol dependency and addiction. Abstinence takes place at the beginning when an addict chooses to stop abusing a substance and Recovery requires many important complex steps that at times may be complicated but necessary to not only be physically recovered but emotionally and Spiritually Recovered.

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Understanding and Moving Through Denial

Denial is a big part of addiction but quite often the word ‘Denial’ gets confused with the word ‘lying’. Many times Denial is a defense mechanism we use when we feel threatened or intimidated. When we refer to Addiction & Denial, there are many forms denial can take and it’s important to understand the differences. This is important in order to help oneself who is suffering from Addiction or someone we care about.

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Definitions & Characteristics of Addiction

There are many ways to define Addiction and the symptoms accompanied by Addiction, some definitions are better than others. Here you will find several really good descriptions and the characteristics that apply. Defining Addiction can be very complex but here you will find what I feel are very good descriptions of Addiction and the distinguishing characteristics that follow. How many legitimate definitions of addiction are there? There are hundreds—literally hundreds. Which one is the best?
Actually, there are several good ones. Read on.

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A Review of Gibson Recovery Center

If you or someone you know needs help because of alcohol dependence or drug abuse you know how difficult it can be to just stop on your own without help. It’s not easy to change negative unhealthy behaviors when it comes to addiction because it’s such a powerful illness that takes over your whole life. Drug and alcohol dependence affects people in all walks of life and age is no exception either. There are many people in all age groups needing professional help for substance abuse because they don’t have the skills or tools they need to overcome their addiction.

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A Review of Angels of Victory in Home Detox

Detoxification is the first step toward recovering from alcohol dependence or drug addiction but because this process can be so unpleasant and uncomfortable, many people avoid getting help. It’s not just young people that are in need of detox and treatment today for substance use, many young and older adults from all walks of life do too.

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A Review of Alcoholism Intervention Services

Is there someone in your life that desperately needs treatment for alcohol or drug abuse but they deny they have a problem and refuse to seek help on their own? Today sadly there are many people trying to cope with a loved one’s addiction and everyone is suffering because the family member or loved one is in denial of their need for help. The abuse of drugs and alcohol is unbelievably high throughout the United States today and families are being torn apart because of a loved one’s addiction and they’re waiting for the addict to hit ‘rock bottom’ so they’ll finally seek help.

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In Review of Cedar Valley Recovery Services (CVRS)

Not everyone in need of treatment for substance abuse is addicted to drugs many people are in need of help because they abuse substances too. Whether you abuse drugs or are dependent on them and you reside in Marion, Iowa you can receive the help and treatment you need to live a substance free life in the future. Cedar Valley Recovery Services is an outpatient substance abuse clinic that helps people stop using drugs and turn their lives around. They have 2 different locations which includes Marion and Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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A Review of A New Day

If you’re looking for a recovery program to help you or someone you love heal and recover from alcohol or substance abuse there are many different treatment options available throughout the United States. There’s a recovery program in North Palm Beach, Florida that offers a serene, safe and beautiful environment as well as effective substance abuse treatment for people wanting to overcome their use of drugs or alcohol. A New Day drug treatment center isn’t a huge substance abuse facility because they want to be able to focus on each of their client’s needs during their recovery.

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